Mark your calendars for the annual 2011 Montana Angus Tour planned for Sept. 21-23, 2011. Montana’s annual Angus tour heads to the hi-line for three days of great times, good friends and quality Angus cattle. Hosted by the North Central Montana Angus Association and headquartered in Havre, this year’s tour includes a golf scramble, guided tours of Montana State University Northern’s Experiment Station, and visits to area Angus operations. Tour hosts will be: Top Notch Angus, Whistling Winds Livestock, Louie Petrie Ranch, KelMcC Angus, Hinman Angus, Woodland Farms, Milk River Genetics, Peterson Grain & Cattle, Nissen Angus, Schmitt Angus, Clear Creek Angus, Shipwheel Cattle Co., MY Angus, 4 Butte Cattle Co., Northfork Angus and Bar 9 Angus.
Keynote speaker, Dr. Tom Noffsinger, will address low-stress livestock handling and the positive effects it has on cattle. Noffsinger is a veterinarian focused on beef production and caregiver-cattle interactions; he practices at feed yards and ranches in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Iowa and Oklahoma. Paul Dykstra, beef cattle specialist from Certified Angus Beef (CAB) LLC, will discuss cattle markets and the CAB Feedlot Licensing Program.
Registration fees are $95 before Aug. 15 and $110 after Aug. 15. The golf scramble includes green fees, cart and lunch for $54. More information and registration forms are available online at www.ncmtangus.org or by calling Dave Hinman at 406/654-1809 or Lori Swanson at 406/357-2492. — WLJ
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